Record Setter – Mopar Action Article Extra


Darrell Davis with the last Plymouth —a Neon— built.

Darrell Davis, Moparphile extraordinaire, has had a long illustrious career involving Mopars that embraced drag racing, collecting, serving in a number of Chrysler high level executive positions and, most notably, for documenting production records and related data on high performance Plymouth and Dodge automobiles—a project that Darrell undertook on his own time and at his own expense and that involved reviewing some 3 million production records on 16mm microfiche film and manually compiling all that info on his laptop. Darrell has published some 16 book with most of that info.

We mentioned in the magazine article that Darrell collected fat tire/tank bicycles like the one he had as a kid. So, for all you fat tire/tank bike fans, here are the pix that we didn’t have room to run in the article.

Also included here is the production record (IBM punch card), along with its decoding, for one of the 2 Plymouth Savoy Max Wedge car that Darrell had owned. Lastly, is the full window sticker for the last Plymouth—a Neon– built that Darrell also owns.

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1963 Plymouth Savoy Max Wedge Production Record and Decode – Punch Card Decoding
IBM CARD DECODING:

COLUMNS 1-8: SHIPPING ORDER NUMBER 0125 2321

COLUMNS 9-10: REGION NUMBER 52 – KANSAS CITY

COLUMNS 11-15: DEALER CODE 39828 – SITE BROS. MOTOR, CO, KANSAS CITY, MO

COLUMNS 16-18: NOT USED FOR PLYMOUTH

COLUMNS 19-21: 311 – SAVOY 2 DOOR SEDAN

COLUMNS 22-25: NOT USED FOR PLYMOUTH

COLUMNS 26-27: EE – DARK METALLIC BLUE

COLUMN 28: 1 – SINGLE TONE PAINT, ALSO COLUMN FOR CONVERTIBLE TOP

COLUMNS 29-31: 301 – BLUE CLOTH AND VINYL

COLUMNS 32-33: ACCESSORY GROUPS – NO CODES IN THESE COLUMNS

COLUMN 34: 342 – TORQUEFLITE TRANSMISSION

COLUMN 35: POWER EQUIPMENT – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 36: RADIOS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 37: ANTENNAS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 38: AIR CONDITIONING/HEATERS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 39: STATION WAGON ITEMS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 40: SPARE TIRE COMPARTMENT/LOCKS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 41: INTERIOR ITEMS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 42: ELECRTICAL ITEMS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 43: TINTED GLASS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 44: BUMPER GUARDS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 45: WHEEL COVERS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 46: MOLDINGS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 47: MOLDINGS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 48: MIRRORS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 49: MIRRORS – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 50: ENGINE & POWER PACKAGES – NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 51: POWER PACKAGE 519 – HIGH COMPRESSION SUPER STOCK

COLUMN 52: LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

COLUMN 53: 533 – AXLE RATIO 3.91:1 SURE GRIP DIFFERENTIAL

COLUMNS 54-55: 543 AND 550 – TIRES 7.50 X 14 BSW RAYON

COLUMN 56: 569 – ALTERNATOR DUAL PULLEY

COLUMN 57: 573 – BATTERIES 70 AH

COLUMN 58: 582 – SUSPENSION FOR THIS PARTICULAR COMBINATION

COLUMN 59: 598 – SWAY BAR – NOT SURE OF THIS MEANING

COLUMN 60: 609 – HEAVY DUTY BRAKES – NOT SURE OF THIS MEANING

COLUMN 61: UNDERCOATING AND FLEET ITEMS=NO CODES IN THIS COLUMN

COLUMN 62: 629 – POWER BUCKET SEATS – NOT SURE OF THIS MEANING

COLUMN 63: HEAVY DUTY SEAT SPRINGS – USUALLY FOR FLEET APPLICATION

COLUMN 64: 647 – HD FLOOR MATS – LIKELY INTERNAL CODE FOR RUBBER FLOOR MAT

COLUMN 65: 654 – NEW CAR SERVICE AND SOLD CAR – LIKELY SOLD CAR

COLUMN 66: FLEET, SPECIAL BID – USUALLY FOR FLEET APPLICATION

COLUMN 67: 673 – MAKE – PLYMOUTH V-8 – FIRST DIGIT OF VIN

COLUMN 68: 681 – LINE MODEL YEAR – SAVOY – SECOND DIGIT OF VIN

COLUMN 69: 693 – PLANT NUMBER – 3 MODEL YEAR – 1963 – THIRD DIGIT

COLUMN 70: 701 – NO DESCRIPTION – 1 USED FOR LYNCH RD PLANT CODE 1

COLUMNS 71-75: 156775 – SEQUENCE NUMBER AND LAST SIX OF VIN

COLUMNS 76-80: 0201 – SHIP DATE FROM PLANT

THIS CAR IS PARTICULARLY UNUSUAL AS IT HAS AN SO NUMBER SIMILAR TO THE ALUMINUM EQUIPPED CARS BUT WAS BUILT BEFORE THEY WERE RELEASED.

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